Equipment & Reviews

Quantum Scientific QSI683WSG‐8 CCD Camera

Quantum Scienfic Instruments (QSI) is an imaging company which produces cameras primarily for scienfic imaging. They are based in the United States of America in Southern Mississippi.

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Review - SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Erin Carnie-Bronca reports on her first experience with the SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

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A Lunchbox Dew Heater

Jeff Lusher shows how to make a simple dew-heater using a lunch box and less than $30

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Laser Pointers and Astronomy

In South Australia, hand held laser pointers with an output greater than 1 milliwatt are prohibited weapons! Learn more about the restrictions, and guidelines for the safe and legal use of laser pointers for astronomy

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Televue Panoptic 24mm

Televue makes a range of eyepieces, and the 24mm Panoptic was hailed as the hot new product of 2003 in Sky and Telescope. Paul Haese writes about his experience and whether the eyepiece lives up to the hype.

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Buying Binoculars

Binoculars are a great way to obtain deeper views of the heavens. They're easy for beginners to use, usually offer richer fields of view than telescopes, and can be much cheaper! However, some are better for astronomy than others.

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Polar Alignment

Polar alignment made easy! Terry Moon explains how to do it - in the southern hemisphere.

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Canon EOS 300D

Tony Virgo looks at Canon's consumer digital SLR, which has found itself a place in many budding astrophotographers' kits.

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Making a Refractor

Don Morrison describes how making a refractor is very much easier than most people think.

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